Purely recreational day in non-avalanche terrain, so very limited observations/information. The fact we got a sizable collapse in heavily traveled terrain and received a reliable report of an extensive, rumbling collapse on the NW side of the cross are not surprising and support the basic premise: it's going to be sketchy out there while the snowpack SLOWLY adjusts to the large, rapid snow load from this week.
Some small SH laying down on the surface. Winds were moving a tiny bit of snow at the ridgeline while we were out (12-4PM) but not really loading anything, just blowing in tracks on the very summit of the Cross and sifting snow onto the top few meters of the NW side. Lots of snow available for transport, so an increase in winds could change the equation. There was a razor crust 1 cm below the surface in the most sheltered S-SE facing terrain below about 8700' (where we had our only sizable collapse). Snow surfaces stayed cool today.
No formal observations.
We made a pre-trip decision to stay out of avalanche terrain and stuck with that.